Five Ways to Snap Out of Your Own Groundhog Day

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I’m not exactly sure how director/screenwriter Harold Ramis came up with the idea to connect this February faux-holiday with the story of a guy who keeps living the same day over and over until he gets it right, but it’s clear that most of us experience “Groundhog Day” in our workplaces–and on more days than Feb. […]Read the full post >>

Strategies to Find More Time at Work (Without Working More) [VIDEO]

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What would you do if you could find more time at work? What hot projects would get started–or finished? How would you bring your superpowers to work if only you could find more TIME? This topic comes up often when I’m coaching successful business professionals. Based on what I’ve heard from them, I bet you […]Read the full post >>

How to Prevent Career Burnout (Strategies That Work For Real)

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If you search “how to prevent career burnout,” you’ll discover tacit advice like this:  “Get some exercise,” or “Learn to manage your stress,” or “Manage your time better.” Which sounds lovely. But that kind of “wisdom” gives me indigestion. Because if you’re searching “how to prevent career burnout,” here’s one thing I know: You’re already […]Read the full post >>

The Relentless Art of Pruning: How to Grow More Time, Money & Friends

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It sounds counterproductive, right? But the truth is that often the best way to gain more of something important–like time, money, or friends–you have to cut something out. Feels harsh, but it works, every time. And it’s proven every day in the garden. A gardener knows that the best way to make something grow is […]Read the full post >>

Holiday Stress: Tips to Tame It (Today)

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Let’s face it. Managing stress at work is difficult enough. Then along come the holidays. And instead of feeling all the joy and love that the season is supposed to bring, you’re feeling a lot of holiday stress. But the holiday stress monster doesn’t have to eat you alive. You can learn to tame it, […]Read the full post >>

How to Stay Focused on What’s Most Important (10 Days at a Time)

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Recently, I asked my readers to tell me about the business, career & workplace issues that they wished were easier for them right now. Here’s the issue that soared to the top: How to stay focused on what’s most important. Oh, you, too? Good. Means I’m not alone in the struggle. Our to-do lists keep […]Read the full post >>

How to Have More Fun at Work (Fast & Easy & Not Too Cheesy)

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There’s nothing sadder than when your company, well-meaning as it may be, decides you need to  have more fun at work. Because you’ve seen what “fun” means, right? Lame baby picture contests. Saturday picnics that take you away from family time. Artery-clogging snackfests in the break room. I applaud the intent, but think it’s the […]Read the full post >>

3 Reasons to Take a Vacation (Psst: It’s a Career Strategy)

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What if the best career strategy you could put in place right now was to plan—and take—your next vacation? Sounds crazy, right? I mean, how can taking time off possibly help grow your career? Haven’t you and I learned that the only way to career success is to work harder, stay focused, and not take […]Read the full post >>

Is it Time to Telecommute? How to Redesign Your Role to Work from Anywhere

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“Took me 90 minutes to go 11 miles,” a client told me recently with a sigh. She’s not alone. For many successful professionals, long commutes are sucking time and energy out of their lives at work. But they don’t think their roles are suited for telecommuting, or they worry that it’ll impact their careers. That’s […]Read the full post >>

3 (Silly) Beliefs That Stop Us From Asking for Help at Work, in Our Business, & in Our Career

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Have you ever felt overwhelmed, frustrated, or confused at work, or in deciding on a next step for your business or career? What did you do? My hope is that you instantly reached out to the nearest trusted friend, colleague or coach, and got immediate relief. But in my everyday conversations with awesome people like […]Read the full post >>